Another bit of news that got snowed under in this years NAMM news rush is this little thingy. Allthough Akai announced the MPK25 officially at this years NAMM, we came across this picture on the Failed Muso blog. It seems that there will be another addition to the MPK series with the MPK88!
Akai announced that the new MPK49 keyboard controller is now available. The Akai MPK49 ushers in a new era for USB/MIDI controllers by combining a high-quality, 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and 12 genuine MPC drum pads. 48 total pads are accessible via 4 pad banks. The pads feature the heart and soul of hip hop: the MPC Note Repeat function and Swing parameters. The Akai MPK49 Performance Controller also has its own arpeggiator, for creating quick, creative riffs in seconds.